Most children grow up ignorant of marital problems, oblivious to their parents’ thoughts and feelings towards each other. For this reason the dissolution of the family unit can be a huge shock, leaving their fragile minds hurt, angered and bewildered.If you are currently undergoing – or anticipating – a divorce or separation, and feel worried about the welfare of your children, this guide will help.
AFCC is an interdisciplinary, international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict. AFCC promotes a collaborative approach to serving the needs of children among those who work in and with family law systems, encouraging education, research and innovation and identifying best practices. It promotes a justice system which all professionals work collaboratively through education, support, and access to services to achieve the best possible outcome for children and families.
Bartimaeus Custody and Access Support service provides supervision for children visiting a non-custodial parent or other significant adult(s) in their lives. They understand that families have their own special needs, therefore arrangements are custom-designed to best suit their requirements. Child-centred visits are arranged to ensure the safety and security of all involved parties. Plans and activities are structured to ensure a conflict-free visit.
Divorce Magazine is the Internet’s leading divorce and separation resource site, providing information and advice about divorce law, divorce lawyers, family law, children and divorce, and other divorce-related issues as well as information on divorce professionals such as family lawyers and online divorce.
Jewish Family & Child supports the healthy development of individuals, children, families and communities through prevention, protection, counselling, education and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values. Education and group services offered to any member of the public.
The Office of the Children’s Lawyer is a law office in the Ministry of the Attorney General which delivers programs in the administration of justice on behalf of children under the age of 18 with respect to their personal and property rights. Lawyers within the office represent children in various areas of law including child custody and access disputes, child protection proceedings, estate matters and civil litigation. Clinical investigators prepare reports for the court in custody/access proceedings and may assist lawyers who are representing children in such matters.
Our Family Wizard is a fee-based tool for managing difficult shared custody, joint custody and co-parenting relationships. It offers tools to help document parenting time and custody disputes, create parenting time schedules and custody arrangements to avoid confusion, and manage all of your important family information with entry stamps to help keep accurate records.
Supervised Access Centres facilitate visits or exchanges for families who are separating or divorcing. Under the supervision of trained staff and volunteers, access centres provide fully supervised on-site visits in a group setting, and supervised exchanges when access occurs off-site.
Toronto Supervised Access Centres provide two types of services: Supervised visits by non-custodial parents or other relatives at various sites. Supervised exchanges (pick-ups and drop-offs) of children from their premises for a day or weekend visit.
William A. “Bill” Eddy is an attorney, therapist and mediator and the President of the High Conflict Institute. He provides consultations and training about managing high-conflict personalities to professionals, including attorneys, judges, mediators, mental health professionals and human resource professionals. He writes articles about divorce, families, and high conflict personalities.